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Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker
# Middle East
# Middle East

Gulf of Oman attacks: US says video shows Iran removing mine from oil tanker

Jun 14th 2019, 7:48 AM 29,542 Views 80 Comments

Iran has denied any involvement in yesterday’s attacks.

Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel
# Nakba Protest
# Nakba Protest

Up to 60 Palestinians wounded during protests to mark anniversary of creation of Israel

May 15th 2019, 7:33 PM 8,688 Views 105 Comments

The demonstrations came two weeks after a ceasefire was announced in the region.

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq
# Gulf Wars
# Gulf Wars

US orders all non-emergency staff to leave embassy and consulate in Iraq

May 15th 2019, 11:23 AM 13,477 Views 28 Comments

US signals about escalating danger posed by Iran have been met with some skepticism by Washington’s allies.

Baby killed as Israel launches air strikes after rockets fired from Gaza
# Middle East
# Middle East

Baby killed as Israel launches air strikes after rockets fired from Gaza

May 4th 2019, 5:32 PM 12,002 Views 127 Comments

The Hamas rocket launches come as tensions in the region have ratcheted upwards.

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights
# Middle East
# Middle East

Standing alongside Netanyahu, Trump backs Israeli claims of sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

Mar 25th 2019, 5:36 PM 10,711 Views 69 Comments

The move breaks with decades of international consensus against Israel’s claims.

Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy
# Abdelaziz Bouteflika
# Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy

Mar 11th 2019, 8:14 PM 5,502 Views 3 Comments

Thousands have taken to the streets in recent weeks against the 82 year-old’s bid for another term in office.

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'
# Middle East
# Middle East

New legal advice finds Occupied Territories Bill is 'fully compliant with EU trade rules'

Nov 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,651 Views 50 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year
# Middle East
# Middle East

Dublin to host summit on Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the new year

Nov 17th 2018, 1:00 PM 11,312 Views 94 Comments

The Tánaiste also said Ireland could be forced in to recognising the State of Palestine.

Saudi stocks plunge after Donald Trump threatens 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi stocks plunge after Donald Trump threatens 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance

Oct 14th 2018, 11:06 AM 19,197 Views 40 Comments

A Turkish newspaper has reported that officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East, defence minister says
# Missiles
# Missiles

Israel developing missiles to hit anywhere in Middle East, defence minister says

Aug 27th 2018, 9:57 PM 11,622 Views 61 Comments

“The project for setting up a precision rocket and missile system is underway.”

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza
# Tensions
# Tensions

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza

Jun 8th 2018, 12:14 PM 10,160 Views 90 Comments

Coveney has previously said that it is time for the international community to act to save Gaza.

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report
# No Smoke Without Fire
# No Smoke Without Fire

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

Mar 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,769 Views 68 Comments

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Wesley Sneijder completes move to Qatar after refusing offers 'from everywhere'
# Unveiled
From The42
# Unveiled

Wesley Sneijder completes move to Qatar after refusing offers 'from everywhere'

Jan 8th 2018, 8:05 PM 14,554 Views 17 Comments

The Dutch midfielder has signed an 18-month contract with Al Gharafa, and will captain the team.

'With relative garda silence on Dundalk attacks, speculation and Islamaphobia swept across Internet'
# Louth
# Louth

'With relative garda silence on Dundalk attacks, speculation and Islamaphobia swept across Internet'

Jan 4th 2018, 6:21 PM 42,142 Views 28 Comments

Proactive, public engagement and dynamic crisis communication are built into the emergency response planning of the police forces within most EU states, writes Tom Clonan.

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps

Oct 28th 2017, 1:00 PM 33,675 Views 36 Comments

The purpose and function of these “Gates” remains and mystery.

Irish aid workers are helping to fight the worst humanitarian crisis in the world
# Yemen
# Yemen

Irish aid workers are helping to fight the worst humanitarian crisis in the world

Aug 20th 2017, 7:30 AM 10,054 Views 24 Comments

One in fifty people in Yemen have contracted cholera.

Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there
# Timeline
# Timeline

Why Jerusalem's holiest site is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why violence has flared there

Jul 25th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,749 Views 113 Comments

After five days of simmering tensions, Israel has this morning removed controversial metal detectors from the Haram al-Sharif mosque in Jerusalem.

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan
# Bacha Bazi
# Bacha Bazi

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Jul 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 65,795 Views 23 Comments

Victims who escaped their abusers tell their stories of life after being a child sex slave in Afghanistan.

Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours
# Crisis In The Gulf
# Crisis In The Gulf

Qatar told to close Al-Jazeera and accept other demands or face 'divorce' from gulf neighbours

Jun 23rd 2017, 10:08 PM 22,444 Views 36 Comments

The Qatar-based broadcaster denounced the move as an attack on media freedom.

Isis has blown up the mosque where its own leader declared himself 'caliph'
# Destruction
# Destruction

Isis has blown up the mosque where its own leader declared himself 'caliph'

Jun 22nd 2017, 6:57 AM 20,572 Views 16 Comments

Jihadists also destroyed an iconic, leaning minaret.

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?
# Crisis In The Gulf
# Crisis In The Gulf

Explainer: What's going on in Qatar and why are all its neighbours turning on it?

Jun 10th 2017, 8:45 AM 45,538 Views 75 Comments

Saudi Arabia is leading allies in cutting off ties to Qatar over its alleged links to terrorism.

Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist
# Tensions
# Tensions

Qatar hits out at 'baseless' Saudi terrorism blacklist

Jun 9th 2017, 1:19 PM 12,169 Views 35 Comments

The emirate was responding after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain published a list of 59 people and entities linked to “terrorism”.

Trump criticises Qatar for 'funding extremism' despite it having largest US base in Middle East
# Wading In
# Wading In

Trump criticises Qatar for 'funding extremism' despite it having largest US base in Middle East

Jun 7th 2017, 6:57 AM 11,747 Views 31 Comments

Trump later adopted a different tone on Qatar in a phone call with the King of Saudi Arabia.

US security steps back from banning laptops on flights from Europe for now
# Aviation Security
# Aviation Security

US security steps back from banning laptops on flights from Europe for now

May 30th 2017, 10:17 PM 8,375 Views 13 Comments

The ban could still be implemented for Europe if the threat level worsens.

Can Donald Trump save the Middle East peace process?
# Olive Branch
# Olive Branch

Can Donald Trump save the Middle East peace process?

May 7th 2017, 7:00 PM 9,058 Views 31 Comments

“All the parties like him right now. The Palestinians like him, the Israelis like him.”

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East
# Public Condemnation
# Public Condemnation

Dáil called on to condemn persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Apr 14th 2017, 3:23 PM 9,453 Views 80 Comments

TD Mattie McGrath says that he and other deputies have been trying to get the Dáil to issue an explicit motion on the issue.

'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports
# Inconvenience
# Inconvenience

'Just getting on with it': Laptop ban comes into force at Middle-East airports

Mar 25th 2017, 10:40 AM 9,709 Views 25 Comments

Air carriers were offering a laptop stowage service as the ban comes into effect.

Now Canada's considering a ban on large devices on Middle Eastern flights
# New Measures
# New Measures

Now Canada's considering a ban on large devices on Middle Eastern flights

Mar 21st 2017, 10:45 PM 37,144 Views 90 Comments

Earlier today, the UK government confirmed the new measure, while US reports hinted at a similar ban.

Blair denies report that he's taking a job with Donald Trump
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

Blair denies report that he's taking a job with Donald Trump

Mar 5th 2017, 12:44 PM 14,017 Views 22 Comments

A statement on his website later said: “The story in The Mail on Sunday is an invention.”

'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend
# Growth Of Gaa
From The42
# Growth Of Gaa

'I love the game': The Saudi Arabian goalkeeper who starred at the Sigerson Cup weekend

Feb 22nd 2017, 4:40 PM 12,498 Views 9 Comments

RCSI’s Ahmed Alsarrif has a newfound love for gaelic football.

Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent
# Interaction
From The42
# Interaction

Manny Pacquiao asks Twitter followers to pick next opponent

Feb 13th 2017, 9:11 AM 5,142 Views 11 Comments

The poll had received more than 10,000 votes by Monday morning.

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case
# Elor Azaria
# Elor Azaria

Netanyahu wants pardon for Israeli soldier in manslaughter case

Jan 4th 2017, 9:00 PM 31,973 Views 202 Comments

The killing was caught on video and deeply divided the country.

John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both'
# Stern Warning
# Stern Warning

John Kerry tells Israel it 'can either be Jewish or democratic - it cannot be both'

Dec 28th 2016, 5:55 PM 24,347 Views 152 Comments

The US Secretary of State also urged Israel and Palestinians to agree land swaps on 1967 lines in today’s speech.

Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of being a 'puppeteer' in the Middle East's religious wars
# Allies
# Allies

Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of being a 'puppeteer' in the Middle East's religious wars

Dec 8th 2016, 11:34 AM 8,637 Views 33 Comments

Such public criticism of the Sunni power is unprecedented for a British foreign minister.

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state
# West Bank
# West Bank

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:50 PM 8,612 Views 93 Comments

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

This town has been under armed siege for four years - but it ended today amid tears and recriminations
# Syria
# Syria

This town has been under armed siege for four years - but it ended today amid tears and recriminations

Aug 26th 2016, 9:28 PM 16,394 Views 22 Comments

The evacuation of Daraya came after a deal struck by President Bashar al-Assad’s government and opposition forces in the town, one of the first to rise up against the Assad regime.

Iraqi forces arrest would-be teenage bomber days after Kurdish wedding attack
# Middle East
# Middle East

Iraqi forces arrest would-be teenage bomber days after Kurdish wedding attack

Aug 22nd 2016, 9:48 PM 12,501 Views 17 Comments

Meanwhile Turkey has backtracked on claims that a child bomber attacked a Kurdish wedding close to the Syrian border, in an attack that left 54 people dead.

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis
# Foreign Fighter
# Foreign Fighter

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis

May 1st 2016, 5:27 PM 40,402 Views 108 Comments

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

Syria fighter Joshua Molloy has been released and is coming home to Ireland
# Middle East
# Middle East

Syria fighter Joshua Molloy has been released and is coming home to Ireland

Apr 24th 2016, 11:15 AM 24,799 Views 208 Comments

The 24-year-old has been held in Iraq for over a week.